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Nandus nandus

(Gangetic leaffish)


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Common Names

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Common Names in Assamese:

Badvaadei, Gadgadi, Gadguddi, Gedgedi

Common Names in Bengali:

Beda, Bheda, Gudtha, Latha, Meni, Nadosh, Nadus, Nodoi, ভেদা, মেনি

Common Names in Bengali, Bangla:

Beda, Bheda, Gudtha, Latha, Meni, Nadosh, Nadus, Nodoi

Common Names in Burmese:

Nga wetma, Nga-wetma

Common Names in Danish:

Almindelig bladfisk

Common Names in English:

Gangetic Latia, Gangetic leaffish, Leaf fish, Mottled nandus, Mud perch, Mudperch, Nandus

Common Names in Finnish:

Marmorilehv, Marmorilehväkala

Common Names in German:

Kleiner Nander, Nander, Nanderbarsch

Common Names in Hindi:

Debari, Vaadhul

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Common Names in Khmer:

Trey khlar

Common Names in Lao:

Pa ka

Common Names in Laotian:

Pa ka

Common Names in Malayalam:

Mootahree, Muthukki, Urakkamthoongi, ഉറക്കം തൂങ്ങി, ഉറക്കംതൂങ്ങി, മുതുക്കി

Common Names in Mandarin Chinese:

南鱸, 南鲈, 石紋南鱸, 石纹南鲈

Common Names in Nepalese:

Dewan, Dhala

Common Names in Nepali:

Dalahai, Dewan, Dhala, Dhoke

Common Names in Oriya:

Bodisi, Gossiporah

Common Names in Polish:

Nandus birmanski

Common Names in Punjabi:

Chambal, Gadha, Kota

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Common Names in Vietnamese:

Cá huñng ven, Cá huòng ven, Cá S?c v?n, Cá Sặc vện, Cá sặc vện sông Hằng


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Occurs frequently in ditches and inundated fields . Common in summer months when it is collected from dried-up beds of tanks , beels , bheries and others. Found most commonly in standing or sluggish waters of lakes , reservoirs or canals[1].

Typically found in a lake at a mean distance from sea level of -1,197.54 meters (-3,928.94 feet).[2]

Ecology: It inhabits fresh waters . Found in rivers and in agricultural lands . It is commonly collected in the summer months when it is collected from dried-up beds of tanks , beels , bheries, etc.  The species changes colour to camouflage against its environment.[3].

List of Habitats :


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Feeds on aquatic insects and fishes [1].


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Bedula hamiltonii Gray • Bengula hamiltonii Gray • Coius nandus Hamilton • Coius nandus Hamilton-Buchanan • Coius nandus Hamilton-buchanan, 1822 • Nandus marmoratus Valenciennes • Nandus nandusNandus nandus (Hamilton Buchanan 1822)


Name Status: Accepted Name .

First described: Hamilton, F. An account of the fishes found in the River Ganges and its branches. Archibald Constable and Company , Edinburg. 405 p., 1822.

Last scrutiny: Data last modified by FishBase 13-Aug-1994

Similar Species

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Members of the genus Nandus

ZipcodeZoo has pages for 2 species and subspecies in this genus:

N. nandus (Gangetic Leaffish) · N. nebulosus (Bornean Leaffish)

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Data Sources

Accessed through GBIF Data Portal March 02, 2008:



  1. Rainboth, W.J. (1996). Fishes of the Cambodian Mekong. FAO Species Identification Field Guide for Fishery Purposes. FAO, Rome, 265 p. [back]
  2. Standard Deviation = 2,125.090 based on 28 observations. Altitude information for each observation from British Oceanographic Data Centre. [back]
  3. Ng, H.H. 2010. Nandus nandus. In: IUCN 2011. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2011.2. <>. Downloaded on 02 February 2012. [back]
Last Revised: 2015-01-30